Federer reaches record 287 weeks as World No 1

Jul 17, 2012, 07:50 IST | AFP

Roger Federer, already the holder of a record 17 Grand Slam titles, reached another landmark yesterday when he celebrates an unprecedented 287th week as World No 1

The Swiss legend, who turns 31 in August, had pulled level with Pete Sampras's record of 286 weeks when he reclaimed top spot after a two-year absence following his seventh Wimbledon title last week.


Roger Federer

With the Olympics and US Open fast approaching, Federer shows no sign of his passion for the game waning despite being the second oldest man after Andre Agassi to hold the World No 1 ranking.

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